Nomura has always had a problem looking people in the eyes, and as an adult he is constantly reminded of how frightening things can become if you do so. However, when he’s brutally beaten by a random gang and wakes up in the hospital, Nomura realizes his true terror is just beginning: he can no longer see the eyes on anyone’s face!
It's decent enough, with the premise of a merciless beating and some recovery that makes the man who never looks someone in the eye unable to see anyone's eyes. It retains a bit of a creep factor with those eyeless faces but doesn't have a whole lot of suspense. I did like the aftermath of his hospital stay but the ending left me confused. As a one shot, it's worth a quick read.
The story takes a very simple premise--a guy who feels uncomfortable looking people in the eyes suddenly sees only eyeless faces--and runs with it. I noticed that even before fe was hospitalized and throughout the entirety of the story, the manga didn't draw anybody's eyes other than the main character's. This creates a subtly disconcerting effect. And obviously that just gets worse once we see literally eyeless people doing everyday tasks and stuff. It leaves off at a good spot, where it answers some questions but leaves us wondering about more. What did fe see? Why were people getting into fights over staring, or was that not actually significant? Who's speaking in the final panel, and why the finality in their words?